What are the charges against them? 8 former Indian Navy officers sentenced to death by Qatar Court
The eight former Indian Navy officers were in detention under the Qatar authorities for the past 1 year.-
In an absolute shocker, eight former Indian Navy officers were sentenced to death by a Qatar Court. The eight former Indian Navy officers were in detention under the Qatar authorities for the past 1 year. India's Ministry of External Affairs released their official statement and expressed their deep shock over the development. As per reports, all the eight former Navy officers were working for Dahra Global Technologies and Consultancy Services, a private firm that provided training and related services to Qatar’s armed forces. Now, the question arises why were the former Indian Navy officers detained or sentenced to death? Below is everything you need to know-
Former Indian Navy Officers Death Penalty Reason
MEA in its official statement said, "We have initial information that the Court of First Instance of Qatar has today passed a judgement in the case involving 8 Indian employees of Al Dahra company. We are deeply shocked by the verdict of death penalty and are awaiting the detailed judgement. We are in touch with the family members and the legal team, and we are exploring all legal options.
"We attach high importance to this case, and have been following it closely. We will continue to extend all consular and legal assistance. We will also take up the verdict with Qatari authorities. Due to the confidential nature of proceedings of this case, it would not be appropriate to make any further comment at this juncture."
The eight men who are now facing the death penalty in Qatar include decorated officers who have commanded major Indian warships. Their bail pleas were rejected numerous times and their detention was extended by Qatari authorities.
As per a news daily report, the eight former Navy Officers have been charged with espionage. Qatari and Indian authorities have never provided details of the charges against the men, who were held in solitary confinement for the past 1 year.